Bowers & Wilkins, British maker of high-performance loudspeakers, has added a new subwoofer, the ASW 610XP, to its popular 600 Series family.
Available now for U.S. $1,200 each.The new ASW 610XP utilizes a single 10-inch driver in a carefully calculated sealed enclosure, with substantial power, to surprising results: flat response to 25 Hz (-3 dB) with useful bass extension to 18 Hz (-6 dB), and impressively powerful and dynamic output potential. One secret to this remarkable performance is the ASW 610XP’s unique driver, a very long-throw “ten” with dual, high-current voice-coils and extremely strong, paper/Kevlar™ cone. Another is its “extra powerful” amplifier, a very efficient, audiophile-grade Class D design that delivers a true 500 watts to the sub’s operating band.
The new sub includes B&W’s familiar three-position EQ switching, which can maximize extension (setting “A”) or SPL (“C”), or compromise between the two (“B”). Additional controls include line-in level, low-pass frequency with bypass, bass rolloff alignment, and phase, plus auto-on/off/standby. The ASW 610XP includes both line-level (RCA) and speaker-level (binding posts) inputs, and a 12-volt on/off trigger. Measuring just 13x13x15 inches (approx.), the newest Bowers & Wilkins sub is available in Black Ash, Red Cherry, or Wenge vinyl-woodgrain finishes.